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Genevieve Helleringer is a law professor and faculty member at Essec Business School and Oxford Law Faculty,  where she is also the deputy director of the Institute of European and Comparative Law.  She is also a research fellow at Lady Margaret Hall (Oxford), a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and sits on the Board of Appeal of the European Financial Supervisory Authorities.

Genevieve holds a JD from Columbia University (1999), an MSc in legal sociology from Paris II Panthéon Assas University (2009), as well as an MSc and a doctorate in private law from the Sorbonne University (2010) (receiving four national prizes for her doctoral thesis). She is admitted to the New York and the Paris Bars and a qualified mediator. She studied philosophy, mathematics and literature, as an undergraduate, and economics and social sciences later at Essec Business School and Sciences-Po Paris, as well as experimental psychology at graduate level at Oxford University. Before completing her doctoral work, Genevieve worked for Shiseido in Japan and practised private equity and capital market law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York and Paris (2000-2006). She still regularly acts a mediator and arbitrator and has appeared as an expert witness before various jurisdictions. 

Genevieve’s research focuses on comparative contract, corporate and financial law, as well as commercial dispute resolution. It draws on insights from economics, sociology and psychology. Genevieve has written, edited, and contributed to numerous books and articles, including a monograph on contractual clauses (LGDJ, 2012) that received the French Academy Grand Prize. She is an academic editor of the Oxford Business Law Blog and a founding and executive editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation (OUP). She has been a visiting professor at UCLA and a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg.

In her spare time, Genevieve plays the piano and writes short stories. 


Research Interests

Corporate and financial law, contract and alternative dispute resolution.

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